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Crews respond to explosion at ethanol plant in Monroe

MONROE, Wis. (AP) -- Police and fire officials say there are no injuries in an explosion at an ethanol plant in southern Wisconsin.

Authorities say a call about the explosion at Badger State Ethanol in Monroe came in shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday. Monroe Fire Chief Dan Smits says crews are at the scene, but are not fighting a fire.

Police Capt. Jerry Dahlen says crews are still assessing the situation. It's not yet known how extensively the plant was damaged or what triggered the explosion.

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